During a Membership and Communications Committee brainstorming session at Lakeshore on 31 March 2017, Timothy Byrnes suggested that building a new blog-compatible website could be the most cost-effective way of making what we offer as an inclusive spiritual community better known to the larger Montreal … read more.
Near the end of February 2018, I went on a two-week visit to my sister Carole who lives in New Smyrna Beach in Florida. It is nice to visit family and also enjoy some respite from the tough winter we had this year. I … read more.
Last night the Canadian Senate passed a private-member’s bill making the National Anthem gender neutral.
Words will change from “in all thy son’s command” to “in all of us command” after royal assent.
Personally, I find this a great step forward for inclusiveness. When singing O Canada, … read more.
We honour the soldiers who battled on the front lines
Who sacrificed for a cause and their country
Even ending their time
War is filled with stories of great heroism and valour … but in itself is a shame
All sides claim to be righteous
Often even pray to … read more.
Spirituality without Religious Identity?
In our Lakeshore community, there is a near constant discussion on the role of spirituality and regular ceremonial celebrations. We even debate what to call our “services.”
Avoiding all ceremonial aspects could make the event seem too sterile. Alternatively, too much ceremony … read more.
After a very successful evening at a fund raising dinner for Child Haven International last Saturday, our congregation took the opportunity during our Sunday service to honour the close relationship we have had over the years with Bonnie and Fred Cappuccino.
Various members of the congregation … read more.
This past weekend, I was reminded about the significance of forgiveness and gratitude in my life. Saturday night, I attended Rob Lutes‘ launch of his new CD Walk in the Dark. Among the pieces he and his musicians performed was a short catchy tune … read more.
Last Sunday, 8 October 2017, our guest presenter was Father Bob Lemire, a retired Catholic priest. With great sincerity and authenticity, he shared his own story of how the discovery of the message of Jesus Christ came to him in his difficult years as a … read more.
SETTING THE SCENE
Religion, including our own UU faith, may be seen, as Rev. Carly Gaylor told us two weeks ago, as offering time out from the usual business of life by coming to a sanctuary Sunday morning and ‘finding ourselves’ within a community offering both … read more.